Former Spurs youngster determined to come good after deadline day move

Selhurst Park - Crystal Palace - 23/02/2014

New Crystal Palace signing Zeki Fryers has long been thought of as one for the future, and now looks like getting a chance at regular Premier League football.

Tottenham defender completed a deadline day move to London rivals Crystal Palace, for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £3 million.

Fryers has already played for three clubs in his short career as a pro footballer, with a handful of appearances at the club he graduated from Manchester United, before a switch to Belgian side Standard Liege.

His season and a half at White Hart Lane saw him come into the team in the latter stages of his stay, with the 21-year-old making 7 Premier League appearances as well as numerous Cup run outs. However, the signing of Ben Davies signalled the end of his route to first team football as Danny Rose's backup, and the left back will surely be eyeing up more regular appearances under Neil Warnock.

"I have met Neil and he welcomed me and spoke to me about certain things on and off the pitch," Fryers told the club website.

"I know he is a great manager and he played a big part in me coming here.

"I am looking forward to working with him and getting to know my new team-mates."

The defender was surprised to hear of the interest from Palace ahead of the transfer deadline day, but was left in no doubt as to how positive a move would be.

"I found out over the weekend from my agent that there was interest.

"I heard that certain clubs were interested, but I knew Crystal Palace were the best club for me at this time of my career.

"It came out of nowhere, but I am absolutely buzzing to be here.

"It is a fresh start for me now and I can't wait to get out on the training pitch and show what I can do."

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